Painting basics

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I recently gave a one-hour Zoom presentation for the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. In this presentation I share the basic principles that need to be mastered in order to create a great painting. The teaching is presented in a logical, progressive manner…clear, concise, understandable, informative…and doable. I hope you enjoy this. Any questions? I will answer them in the comment section.



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